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Youth, Politics, and the Inheritance of Progress in Senegal
November 3, 2011 | by Marta Martinelli
Y'en a marre, a nonviolent Senegalese youth movement, has changed the political landscape ahead of next year’s elections.
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Posted in: Africa, Education & Youth, Governance & Accountability
Topics: Abdoulaye Wade, Casamance region, Electricity, floods, Hip hop, rap, Senegal, Senegalese Democratic Party, West Africa, Y en a marre
Not Just for Bedtime: The Importance of Storytelling
November 3, 2011 | by Joyce Ho
A major challenge in global health communications is making issues resonate with diverse audiences. How can advocates inspire people to take action against health disparities that are geographically and culturally foreign to their own life experiences? One key element is effective use of the power of stories.
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Posted in: Asia, Health, Media & Arts
Topics: Carol Liu, China, Dan Ariely, documentary film, eye care, health media, journalism, Joyce Ho, Marshall Ganz, public health, Restoring the Light, Stanford University, storytelling, UN Association Film Festival, video advocacy
A Sign of Hope
November 2, 2011 | by Sarah Wikenczy
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize was a refreshing acknowledgment of courageous female leaders who are struggling for a peaceful way forward where women and men are provided equal opportunities to flourish in society.
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Posted in: Africa, Governance & Accountability, Middle East, Rights & Justice
Topics: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, Liberia, Nobel Peace Prize, Sarah Wikenczy, Tawakkul Karman, women, Yemen
Using Media to Change Opinions: An Interview with Light of Hope
November 1, 2011 | by Gabriel Mumjiev
Light of Hope, a harm reduction organization in Ukraine, is using media to advance the health and rights of marginalized groups, including people who use drugs and people living with HIV and Hepatitis.
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Posted in: Europe, Health, Rights & Justice
Topics: drug policy, drug users, Gabriel Mumjiev, harm reduction, health media, Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, Light of Hope, Maxim Demchenko, public health, social media, Ukraine, World Hepatitis Day
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